Boeing opens new distribution centre at Brisbane

Boeing has opened a new site in Brisbane, the company’s largest distribution centre for spare parts and chemicals in the Asia-Pacific region.

The site at Murarrie was officially opened on Wednesday, and is three times bigger than the previous two Brisbane distribution facilities combined, according to Boeing. It is also capable of holding double the spare parts inventory and receiving 15 times more freight per day direct to Brisbane, rather than via Melbourne.

Other features of the site highlighted in the statement from Boeing included the company’s “only east coast ambient temperature chamber and large-scale freezer for the storage of chemicals, adhesives and sealants.”

“This centre, which holds a larger local inventory of high-demand products and the ability to quickly receipt and dispatch critical parts, will better protect our customers against global supply chain interruptions,” said Dr Brendan Nelson, the company’s President in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

“By enhancing Australia’s sovereign aviation capability, we’re helping safeguard our customers’ operations and building much-needed capacity and resilience into our industry.”

“Queensland is a well-known aviation hub in the Indo-Pacific region and Boeing’s investment in Brisbane gives us a distinct advantage as the defence and aviation industries continue their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” added Queensland skills minister Di Farmer.

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